William J Rickard

Mechanical Engineering Technology
wrickard@msudenver.edu
CAMPUS BOX 029
Plaza 262c
303-556-2976


Personal Biography Statement

Prof. William J. (Jack) Rickard,
CMQ/oe, Sen. GDTP(S-0128), BSBA, MBA
Metropolitan State University, Denver
'Principles of Quality Assurance'
'Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing'
'Manufacturing Processes'
'Technical Drawing'
wrickard@msudenver.edu

Consultant: Process Re-Engineering
Quality & Supplier Development

In Westminster...
Abbey Custom picture Framing
1084 W. 135th Lane
Westminster, CO 80234
720-291-6736
jacric@yahoo.com

Current Projects

Presently writing Magnum Opus on Industrial/Mechanical Process and Quality Management.
Working Title: 'Blue Sky, Hard-Line, & Grassroots'
Premise: Effective process management requires 1) a 'vision-to-die-for', 2) clear boundaries enforced by management through accountability to define the 'playing field' and 3) full creative engagement of the workforce.
Examples are provided with interviews collected from the best leaders and engineers encountered during my career from 1967 to the present.

Personal

Yoga teacher: Hatha, Neti and Tantra
Poetry: PoetrySoup.com
Annual Bolder Boulder 10K
Bicycle trail riding
Motorcyclist

Teaching Philosophy

Real-world application of textbook principles is the class goal--each student should leave class with practical skills able to enhance professional credibility.

Office Hours by appointment.

Courses Taught

HON-1310,MET-1010,MET-1200,MET-1310,MET-3410

Office Hours

Tuesday - [04:00 to 05:00]
Thursday - [04:00 to 05:00]

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Current Semester Schedule

CRN COURSE TITLE DAYS TIME
31064 MET-3410-001 Geometric Dimensioning & Toler TR 1200-1350
31143 MET-1310-001 Principles of Quality Assur TR 1830-1945
32138 MET-1010-003 Manufacturing Processes TR 1600-1750
35003 HON-1310-001 Principles of Quality Assuranc TR 1830-1945